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As the number of farms hit with avian flu grows over 100 nationwide, regulators are implementing containment plans meant to stop the virus’ spread, spare millions of at-risk birds and thousands of poultry farms.

Once a staple, lamb has largely been pushed off the American dinner table. To put it back on the menu, ranchers and retailers are being encouraged to reach out to a more diverse set of consumers.

Farmers burn their fields to remove plants that are already growing and to help the plants that are about to come up. These burns are often called “prescribed burns” because they are used to improve the health of the field.

In 2013, China discovered in U.S. corn a genetically engineered trait that, although permitted in the U.S., had not yet been approved in China. Chinese regulators rejected American corn because some of it contained the trait.

While the beef industry has gone to great lengths to limit illnesses in meat, the industry has been slow to adopt an E. coli vaccine that could keep people from getting sick.

Big farms are collecting taxpayer dollars that they haven’t necessarily earned by taking advantage of a loophole in government subsidy rules, according to regulators, members of Congress and the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Midwest farmers and ranchers see communist Cuba as an untapped market for goods from the American Heartland.

As food hubs and farmers markets spring up in urban areas, the local food economy has been slower to take off in much of the rural Rocky Mountain West.

Doctors want to understand why cancer is more likely to be fatal for rural residents than most city residents.

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